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Simple Church Audiobook

Simple Church: Returning to God's Process for Making Disciples

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The simple revolution has begun. From the design of the iPod to the uncluttered Google homepage, simple ideas are changing the world. Simple Church clearly calls for Christians to return to the simple gospel-sharing methods of Jesus. No bells or whistles required, so to speak.

Based on case studies of 400 American churches, authors Thom Rainer and Eric Geiger prove that the process for making disciples has quite often become too complex. Simple churches are thriving, and they are doing so by taking these four ideas to heart: Clarity. Movement. Alignment. Focus. Each idea is examined here, simply showing why it is time to simplify.

2006 Thom S. Rainer; (P)2009 christianaudio.com

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    Jennifer A. Standerfer 06-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "makes so much sense!"

    listened to the audible version first but will very likely be picking up the paper version so the highlighting and underlining can begin! Our churches are so "busy" we often forget why we are here! make deciples!

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    Pastor Gary Hanks 06-07-16
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    "great idea, great explantation"

    Being a Pastor and teacher I greatly enjoyed how the book unfolded including explaining the research behind the process as well as implementation. If you're planting or established in your church it's a worthwhile investment to read and apply.

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    Amazon Customer 06-03-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Powerfully transformative, Profoundly simple"

    Thom Rainer and Eric Geiger have tapped into key principles for successful ministry that transcend generational barriers and propels the local church back into relevance for the future. Every church that truly desires to make a difference should take a hard look at their processes and evaluate changes in light of the principles proposed in Simple Church.

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    Darren Wooff 01-27-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Liked it so much ordered the book!"

    With a good dose of humour the authors share their research on how simplifying the processes of a church makes it more appealing and effective.

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    J. Long 07-08-15
    J. Long 07-08-15
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    "Must listen"

    This is something every church should listen to. Instead of doing many thing poorly, do a few things with excellence.

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    George 04-01-15
    George 04-01-15
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    "Yielding to the Holy Spirit"

    Couldn't be more energized to make this happen in our church. However it
    must be underpinned by prayer.
    God is so good.

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    Dunamis PETERSBURG, VA, US 03-13-15
    Dunamis PETERSBURG, VA, US 03-13-15
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    "Complex reasons for simplicity"

    One overarching factor impressed me in this book. Creating a simple church is a complex process. While compelling, the heavy reliance on statistics can makeA graspable idea seem slightly unattainable to the common man.

    However, this mild quibble in no way lessons the impact that this book has had and will continue to have on Christian ministry for this generation.

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    Scott Matthews 01-30-15
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    "Excellent Thought Provoking Book"

    What EVERY church needs... A look at itself!

    Are we busy winning souls, changing lives, serving people... Or are we just busy?

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    John Penrod 01-26-15
    John Penrod 01-26-15
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    "Simple for anyone to understand."

    If you do as they tell you, it will work. If you don't, it won't.

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    Wes Stanton United States 06-25-12
    Wes Stanton United States 06-25-12 Member Since 2011

    Love the Audible app for Windows Phone.

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    "Simple Church: Simplistic, but useful"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    A useful read: churches like other organizations tend to accumulate traditions and structures and practices that may have served the mission in their day, but now are evolved to distractions and energy-drains.
    This is one to have on the shelf in print, as well as in one's ear -- for loaning, bookmarking, marginal notes, using in church reorganization projects.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Thom Rainer again?

    Possibly.


    Any additional comments?

    Similar work is the "Quest for Quality" material developed a couple decades back by Ezra Earl Jones, in the United Methodist system (based partly on W Edwards Deming's work on quality management, in the business & manufacturing world).

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